Monthly meeting Sunday 11 December 2022

Monthly meeting Sunday 11 December 2022

It’s coming !! … It’s coming !!

Easier, softer, shorter, refurbished … yet crazy as ever !!

Sunday 11 December: Ye bigge Shell Quiz – Edition 7

THE quiz where questions nor answers matter, yet where the fun with the crazy stories and the interactions with other shell lovers are the main subject.

Still in teams of 4 people … you better start thinking who you want on your team!

Be there!


Fossil shells – Paleotime

For those amongst us who like fossil shells …

Message received from our member Wilfried Nees: This weekend, the Paleotime event will take place in Herselt (also see

BUT, The road Herselt-Aarschot (N19) appears to be partially inaccessible due to road works (typically Belgian, right). The venue is reachable easily coming from the E313 motorway, or alternatively via Begijnendijk / Ramsel (The infamous Liersesteenweg).

Thanks to Wilfried for the tip to those who will go there .. enjoy!

Monthly meeting Sunday, November 13.

An esteemed visitor!

This Sunday we’ll meet again at the SAC for our monthly meeting.

This time we have a guest speaker on the program: Ulrich (Uli) Wieneke will enlighten us with his lecture: “when snails cheat on each other – hybridisation in the genus Lambis“. This lecture will be in English.

See you on Sunday!

Museum Erfgoed Zele

Fancy a cool weekend-activity?

Then drive down to Zele, to Museum Erfgoed Zele, where our friend and shell-colleague Wilfried De Bock exhibits his collection.

Further information can be found in our calendar, or on

Don’t forget to check the Museum’s practical info BEFORE you leave as it is only accessible on certain Saturdays during the month. (also see

31ste International Shell Show – COVID update

31ste International Shell Show – COVID update

Last year we had to foresee quite a few measures, yet under the current regulations, wearing a mask is NO LONGER MANDATORY.

You CAN wear a mask should you wish to do so. That is perfectly ok, yet there is no obligation anymore to do so.

From the organisation, we’ll foresee hand gel for those wishing to use it, yet there too, no obligations are in force anymore.

Our advise? Just use common sense, be yourself, and most importantly enjoy the nice shells !

See you soon !

Monthly meeting April 2022

Monthly meeting April 2022

Dear members,

This Sunday we’ll have our next monthly meeting at the SAC. Roland Scaillet and Christiane Delongueville will take us on a trip to the Barentsz Sea: Guaranteed it will be again a very interesting and breathtaking presentation !

Hopefully untill Sunday!

Monthly meeting March 2022

Monthly meeting 14 March 2022

A new monthly meeting awaits us this Sunday. A first since exactly 2 years: first time without corona regulations!

Obviously, everyone is free to wear a mouth mask, yet it is no longer mandatory. We all are wise enough to make the choices which make us feel comfortable and which we respect from each other.

We hope to see you all again at the SAC.

The program for Sunday is the presentation of a digital collection management system of and by Edgard Van der Vloet.

See you on Sunday !

Upgrade members zone

Capacity Members Zone Upgrade

At last! We have finally been able to upgrade the storage capacity of our members zone on our website, with already a nice addition as a consequence.

Did you know that, prior to 1986, there were ALSO nice articles published (limited) by our members? Well … these articles – and a handy index in excel – are now also available in our members zone so that you can all go and browse … purple in Muricidae, preparation of chitons … you name it!.


Shell counting day

Shell counting day 19 March 2022

Saturday 19 March 2022 is THAT day again. Already for the fifth time, you can gather shells on the “Grote Schelpenteldag”., admire them, and try to figure out the story behind your find.

At the same time, you help science a little bit.. In each of the ten coastal towns, shell savvy people will help you at the counting posts between 10h and 16h with the collecting and identification of your one hundred shells.

And if hundreds of enthousiasts do so, we can all learn a lot again about these fantastic sea creatures. Experienced or not,, everyone can become a (sea)scientist for a day!

Further information and subscription to the news letter can be found on or Grote Schelpenteldag 2022 | Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (